This information is from a copy of an obituary I found on my last visit to Michigan. I don't know the date of the paper, and I am making an assumption it is the Lapeer paper. Maybe it will be of help to someone.
James D Churhill
One of Almont's oldest and most respected citizen's died on Frieday, the 16th inst. after about a month's illness from diseases incidnet to old age. He was born near Woodstock, Ontario on July 6, 1828 and was therefore in his 89th year. When he was nine years old he came to Almont with his father, the Rev. Cyrus Churchill, and experienced many of the hardships of early popneer life. On September 27, 1856, he was married to Frances P. WARNER, of Utica, who survives him and hias been his constant and faithful companion for over sixty years. To this union six children were born, one of whom died in infancy, and Belle, (Mrs. W.P. SPANGLER) passed away in 1905. The remaining four are: Cyrus J., of Imlay; Frances (Mrs. Fred Hough) of Almont; Robert D., of San Pefro, California; and Frederick M., of Troy, Mich.
Mr. Churchill was wver known for his scrupulous honesty and fair dealing in all his business relations. In early life he confessed faith in Christ and united with the Baptist church of which he has always been a faithful and consistant member, having held the office of deacon for the past forty years.
The funeral was held on Monday at the old homestead, with interment in the Webster Cemetery. Pastor Rogers of the Baptist church officiating. - Almont Herald
The line I am researching is connected to Mary, James sister.
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